Film Review: The Suicide Squad is violent, unprincipled, and very, very fun!

July 29, 2021

Arguably one of the best marketing campaigns ever afforded for a blockbuster title, 2016’s Suicide Squad was ultimately a victim of its own hype.  After the DC brand suffered disappointment with the reaction to Batman v Superman, David Ayer’s impressively stacked line-up of second-tier characters and their super villainous mentalities seemed poised to right the […]

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Film Review: Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) continues DC’s self-assured story telling temperament

February 6, 2020

Where does one start with Birds of Prey? With so much vibrancy packed into its 109 minute running time it’s probably best to follow the advice of the film’s queen bee, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), and start at the beginning. And though a product like Suicide Squad (2016) shouldn’t be considered the strongest launching pad […]

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Film Review: Shazam! (US, 2019) is pure cinematic bliss from start to finish

April 2, 2019

It’s been a rocky road for the DC Extended Universe. From the dizzying delights of Wonder Woman to the hyper-colour mess of Suicide Squad. From the delicious ridiculousness of Aquaman to the dark and sloppy disaster of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. And it’s hard to forget what should have been their crowning glory […]

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Film Review: Aquaman (USA, 2018) proves utterly unapologetic in its decision to play everything as riotous

December 20, 2018

After what has felt to be an endless journey for Jason Momoa‘s portrayal of the King of Atlantis to grace the screens, Aquaman finally arrives in the hopes of both serving the character justice and steering the DC ship back on course after the underwhelming Justice League. Traditionally a blonde-haired/blue-eyed creation that was often the […]

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Film Review: Justice League (USA, 2017) is a fun yet inconsistent ride that breezes by on the charm of its cast

November 15, 2017

It’s been something of an arduous trek but the Justice League have finally made their way to the big screen.  Long before Joss Whedon earned the tick of approval from comic enthusiasts the world over with his take on The Avengers, George Miller (Mad Max, Happy Feet) was planning on brining the titular crew to […]

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DC’s Aquaman commences filming in Queensland

May 5, 2017

Principal photography has begun on Aquaman in what will be the DC Comics hero’s first ever solo film. Directed by James Wan (The Conjuring films, Furious 7). Jason Momoa stars in the title role. The film will technically be the King of Atlantis’ third appearance following a brief cameo in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and his first […]

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Wonder Woman kicks ass in action packed new trailer

March 14, 2017

Things over at Warner Bros. and DC aren’t as peachy as we would like them to be but that doesn’t mean that that Diana, princess of the Amazons isn’t about to tear the screen up this coming June. Find out just how much in the explosive new Wonder Woman trailer. Written by Allan Heinberg & […]

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Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn to lead the charge in Gotham City Sirens

December 14, 2016

If like me, you were a fan of Harley Quinn and in particular Margot Robbie’s portrayal of her in Suicide Squad earlier this year. Then get excited because she will be reprising that character for a newly announced DC film showcasing the top female villains. Gotham City Sirens will be DC’s attempt at flipping the […]

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DVD Review: Batman: The Killing Joke (USA, 2016)

August 4, 2016

In 1988, a year after Tim Burton, Micheal Keaton and Jack Nicholson tried their hand at interpreting the Batman mythos, Alan Moore and Brian Bolland released a 48-page graphic novel that explored the Jokers origin, the extent of his lunacy and Batman and Jokers relationship far better than anyone had done at that point. That […]

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Film Review: Suicide Squad (M) (USA, 2016)

August 3, 2016

The DC Comics Extended Universe (aka DCEU) has a bit of catching up to do if it wants to level up to its competitor Marvel. Even though DC has some of the more renowned superheroes in its deck of cards – Superman and Batman being two aces – it hasn’t had as much luck with […]

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DVD Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (USA, 2016)

July 20, 2016

At first glance, it seems a little odd to see Batman headlining the follow up to 2013’s Man of Steel. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is an undeniably clunky title but, having seen it, it feels surprisingly fitting. It’s far more of a Batman film than it is a Superman one. There’s a lot going on here and while […]

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Nicolas Winding Refn wants to do a Batgirl movie

July 1, 2016

Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives) has been vocal about wanting to do a superhero film and now it seems as though Batgirl might be his target. Refn told Business Insider that he wants to adapt someone who hasn’t been approached in the 21st century. “What ones are left? You know the one I want […]

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Tyler Hoechlin joins Supergirl as The Man of Steel

June 24, 2016

Supergirl is about to get a whole lot more interesting with the casting of Teen Wolf’s Tyler Hoechlin as none other than Superman. The super hero series, which has recently moved from CBS to join Arrow and The Flash on The CW, will once again be produced by Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg. “Greg and I […]

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E3 2016: Telltale Games debut beautiful screenshots of their Batman game

June 13, 2016

They have added their signature style to Game of Thrones, Minecraft and of course The Walking Dead and now the team are lending their talents to the Dark Knight as Batman: The Telltale Series receives it’s first screens.

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TV Review: Legends of Tomorrow, Season 1 (USA, 2016)

May 24, 2016

Given its status time-travelling superpowered team adventure, it feels safe to say Legends of Tomorrow is probably the most ambitious effort yet in the CW’s ever-growing lineup of superhero TV shows. Set around the time-travelling Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill), who snatches various DC heroes and villains out of the present to go on a sprawling […]

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Harley Quinn to headline a new DC spin-off film

May 19, 2016

The DC Universe is growing, as Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have announced that a Harley Quinn spinoff film is in development. Attached both as a lead and a producer, Margot Robbie will reprise her role from Suicide Squad alongside a team of other female DC characters including Batgirl and Birds of Prey. Currently the […]

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Booster Gold movie currently being written

May 17, 2016

Presumably in an effort to shake things up in the already stagnant DC film stable, reports are surfacing that Zack Stentz (who has credits on Power Rangers and Thor) is working on a script for a Booster Gold movie. If you know anything about Booster Gold, you know that he doesn’t exactly fit in with […]

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Ben Affleck to serve as executive producer on Justice League: Part One

May 12, 2016

Following – arguably – the sole standout portion of Batman v Superman, Ben Affleck is set to be an executive producer on Justice League: Part One. Affleck will work with director Zack Snyder and screenwriter Chris Terrio on the script and weigh in on post-production as well as starring as Batman. Affleck has directing credits on […]

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The Flash loses its director

May 3, 2016

The upcoming Flash film is now sans a director, with Seth Grahame-Smith leaving the project citing “creative differences”. Starring Ezra Miller as The Scarlet Speedster, The Flash will enter the DC cinematic universe, and will no doubt wind up as a member of The Justice League. The Flash is scheduled for a March 2018 release […]

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Deadshot, The Joker and Batman headline new Suicide Squad trailer

April 11, 2016

A new trailer for DC’s upcoming Suicide Squad film premiered during last weekend’s MTV Movie Awards. This new trailer gives Will Smith‘s Deadshot and Jared Leto‘s Joker  a bit more screentime and hints at the role that Ben Affleck‘s Batman is expected to play in the movie. Previous trailers suggested Affleck’s appearance would be limited to […]

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Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns partner on untitled DC project

March 29, 2016

In an interview about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ben Affleck has confirmed that he’s working on “something” with DC’s Chief Creative Officer, Geoff Johns. Given Affleck’s performance is one aspect of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that’s mostly garnered praise, money’s on this “something” being the next Batman film – though where it would fit into their release […]

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The Iris Opinion: Warner Bros’ reaction to trailer leaks is bizarre and fan-hostile

July 15, 2015

Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. have very different opinions on what makes a good superhero movie. To date, Marvel’s formula has worked out a lot better for them than Warner’s, but then again the WB is only now getting the ball rolling on their DC Cinematic Universe. On the topic of how successful Warner’s strategy […]

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